DX Build Ressha
Review by SentaiSeiya
As Ressha Sentai ToQger continues, so does the number of trains being released in the DX Ressha Gattai series. The Build Ressha is ToQ Rokugo's (number 6’s) personal train. It is predominantly orange to match ToQ Rokugo's color scheme. While orange is a quirky color for a member of a Sentai team, the color is quite appropriate. The orange is similar to the orange used on construction workers' safety vests. That makes even more sense considering that ToQ Rokugo’s job is a railway repair worker.
The Build Ressha is a construction and repair train composed of two separate trains which can be stacked to form a double-decker train.
My big peeve about this form is the big gap between the trains. It is not present in the show, but sure is noticeable on the toy.
The train that rests at the top has a couple of play features. The crane in the middle can rotate.
The only downside to this is that when the crane is facing the left side of the train, you can clearly see the face of the train's robot form.
The other play feature of the top train is the railroad shovel that extends in front of the train.
As for the other train, it has ramp-like ploughs on each end of the train and tracks at the top.
This train is pretty straightforward and lacks any play features.
Like the other trains in the line, the Build Ressha has hitches and holes on the underside so that you can link its parts and to other trains.
The lower train has train tracks on the bottom and top of the train. In the show, these tracks are on moving treads.
That is not the case with the toy, which is a shame because that would have been a very cool feature.
Also like the other trains in the line, you can insert the Build Ressha into the ToQ Changer to have the device play sounds specific to the Build Ressha. For the sounds, check out my video review.
Of course, you don't insert the whole train into the changer. You just detach the front part of the top train and insert that into the ToQ Changer.
Besides all the previously mentioned features of the Build Ressha, it can also transform into a standalone mecha, the Build DaiOh.
Transformation for this is super simple.
You bring down the bottom train's ends to form the legs. Then you bring down the ends of the top train to form the arms. You rotate the crane to the front of the newly-formed limbs and you have yourself a Build DaiOh.
The robot has an industrial construction robot look to keep in line with the Build Ressha's theme.
Now that the center part of the trains have formed the torso of the BuildDaiOh, we can see that the robot is sporting a safety vest, complete with the yellow straps.
It also appears that the Build DaiOh is wearing a hard hat to ensure it didn't hurt its noggin' during battle.
Interestingly, the crane on the head looks a bit like a beetle's horn.
Since the Build Dai Oh is a standalone mecha, unlike the Diesel Oh and the ToQ Oh, it has a single color scheme to all its components. This makes the robot's design a bit more unified.
The design of the robot is quite simple and so are the play features of the toy. The shovel on the right arm acts as a weapon.
You can also attach the Drill Ressha to left arm, since it is ToQ Rokugo's other train.
But the Drill Ressha toy comes with ToQ Rokugo's weapon, which is why I don't own it.
So I ghetto-rigged me a drill ressha.
You can also remove part of the other arm so that you can attach other trains to it.
Here we have the Build DaiOh Tank.
Articulation for this robot is very limited. You can rotate the shoulders and move the arms up. That is all.
Besides being able to form its own robot, the Build Ressha can also answer the question, "How do you take the already grotesque looking abomination known as the Chou ToQ Oh and make it look worse?"
First, you take apart the Build DaiOh into a couple of parts.
Then you slap them on the Chou ToQ Oh.
I present to you the Chou Chou ToQ Dai Oh.
Once attached to the Chou ToQ Oh, the parts of the Build Ressha become a platform, a neck extender, a visor and staff for the Chou Chou Toq Dai Oh.
The toy version of the Chou Chou ToQ Dai Oh is a bit inaccurate to how the robot looks like in the show. It is a lot wider, the proportions are off and the platform underneath the robot should be two pieces, with the back part completely absent.
Also, the Tank and Car Carrier Ressha should be separated in two pieces. But they are clearly not.
So the huge mash of train-bot known as the Chou ToQ Oh just adds some orange to its color pallet and a lance to its arsenal when it upgrades to the Chou Chou ToQ Dai Oh.
One thing I like about his combination is the sweet new visor.
The only other thing I like is the lance looks like a jackhammer if you flip it around.
When I saw the reveal for this train, I loved the look of the train mode and the Build Dai Oh. As for the Chou Chou ToQ Oh, I didn't care for it then and I don't care for it now. The sum of all these trains is not greater than the individual parts. Luckily, the Chou Chou ToQ Oh appears to be the last combination that uses the main mechs in this manner. So at least the Clustef@*k of trains has arrived at its final destination.
|Posted 22 September, 2014 - 19:32 by SentaiSeiya|